• Wireless Logic Agreed to be Acquired by Montagu Private Equity

    This month, the signed sale of Wireless Logic from CVC Capital Partners to Montagu Private Equity is expected to close with William Blair as the exclusive financial advisor. Wireless Logic Group is backed by CVC Partners and is Europe’s leading machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider. Wireless Logic Group works with global and local application providers, system integrators, and enterprises to provide management platforms, secure network infrastructure, and network connectivity options. The company, which was founded in 2000, has over 3.1 million subscriptions and 2,500 customers and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Montagu Private Equity is one of Europe’s top private equity firms. The company focuses…

  • Two William Blair Advisors named on Barron’s Top 100 Women Advisors List

    Congratulations to Carlette McMullan and Louise Lane, both partners and financial advisors at William Blair, for being named America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list by Barron’s magazine. This is McMullan’s second year being included on the list and Lane’s third year. Lane was also named on Barron’s Top State Advisors list this year. Together, McMullan and Lane have 63 years experience working at William Blair. McMullan and Lane both work with high-networth individuals, multi-generational families, and foundations. The award recognizes the volume of assets overseen by the advisors, the revenues generated for the firm, and quality of services. Typically the advisors and teams recognized by Barron’s have accounts ranging…

  • William Blair Produces Top Results in Greenwich Associates Survey

    This year, William Blair produced record results in the Greenwich Associates survey of small and midcap portfolio managers. Greenwich Associates provides market intelligence insights and recommendations to improve business performance. William Blair was proud to be named the number one provider of research for three industry segments along with being tied for number one lead in overall industry segments. William Blair was also ranked number one in eight categories that included most knowledge of companies and industries, most intense sales and research coverage, and lead provider of research and advisory services. William Blair President, John Ettelson, said regarding the recognition, “It is truly an honor to be recognized like this…

  • A Mercy Home Success Story

    Mark Brady is on the Board of Regents at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, a Catholic non-profit based in Chicago that offers care for at-risk youth and families outside of their home. Mercy Home provides safe residential treatment homes, support for former residents, youth mentoring, raises public awareness for youth in need, and more. Since its founding in 1887, Mercy Home has helped thousand of young people turn their lives around. A recent Mercy Home success story is Sal, a teen who was butting heads and constantly arguing with his mom. His mom had heard about the program from a friend and knew it could help Sal find direction.…

  • William Blair & Company Celebrate the 38th Annual Growth Stock Conference

    William Blair & Company hosted its 38th Annual Growth Stock Conference from June 12th – 15th in Chicago. The event brings in about 1,000 clients and 240 companies spanning six sectors; global industrial infrastructure, consumer, financial services and technology, consumer, healthcare, and technology, media, and communications. During the conference formal presentations were held by various industry leaders including David Nelms, CEO of Discover Financial Services, Corey Thomas, President and CEO of Salesforce, and Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty, Inc. In addition to the presentations, William Blair had thousands of meetings with clients and management teams. Read more about the Growth Stock Conference